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Librarian

Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 Full-Time

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The Research Librarian supervises day-to-day operations of office library location and performs legal research for lawyers and clients using a variety of electronic and print resources. Projects may include retrieving court documents; locating contact information for individuals; obtaining legal, business and medical/scientific literature; authenticating cited sources; finding biographical details on judges and counsel; and tracking litigation.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research in a wide range of areas of law: business intelligence, public records, legislative history and news media
  • Perform research on and prepares company and industry profiles 
  • Deliver library instruction to new lawyers and staff; provides library orientation to summer associates
  • Support the firm’s usage of legal and business databases by securing passwords, coordinating introductory and recurring training and trouble-shooting technical issues
  • Maintain relationships with lending libraries and document retrieval services
  • Assist with collection development by evaluating information needs, research requests, available resources and usage patterns; provides input on addition of new resources and removal of resources no longer needed
  • Assist with collection maintenance duties including the ordering and cataloging of books, routing serials and shelving materials
  • Assist with financial management of the library by reviewing and confirming invoices and allocating expenses to the appropriate accounts
  • High level of contact with lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other firm Librarians; moderate level of contact with members of the firm’s Marketing department, vendors, lending libraries; and occasional level of contact with firm clients
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science
  • 3-5 years of law or special library experience
  • Experience using major legal and business databases/research platforms, including Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, Courtlink, PACER, Heinonline, CCH Intelliconnect, Monitorsuite
  • Experience using automated library systems; InMagic Genie experience preferred
  • Ability to learn new applications and research tools quickly
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, perform under tight time deadlines and flexibly adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Light to moderate physical effort, including climbing step stools, pushing loaded book carts, lifting books (weighing up to 30 pounds) and carrying various other materials (weighing up to 15 pounds)

This position can reside in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or San Antonio office.  This position reports to the Director of Library Services in Houston, Texas.